The potential for cannabis to dramatically and positively affect the lives of those suffering from chronic illness has long been surmised. Unfortunately politics stymied research for decades and it is only recently that clinical trials have begun to delve into what could be the greatest revolution in modern medicine.
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NORML’s reviews of hundreds of peer-reviewed papers assessing the safety and efficacy of cannabis in various patient populations.
*Definitely covers 2000-2017, not sure when last update was though.
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Scientific and medical resources from Health Canada, Canadian Pain Society (CPS), Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), Canadian Pharmacists Association and The College of Family Physicians of Canada.